12th February 2012: A ride over Scout Hill to Kitridding Tea Room.

At the start of the ride at the Refreshment Room on Carnforth Railway Station.

Regrouping on the bridleway near Yealand Conyers

Following the bridleway down to White Moss.

At end of the permitted bridleway over Thrang Moss.

Following the lane from Elmsfield House to Farleton.

At the start of the public byway to Lupton from Puddlemire Lane.

Heading down the public byway to Lupton.

Heading down the public byway to Lupton.

Lunch time view.

Looking back down the bridleway across Scout Hill.

Regrouping a bit further along bridleway.

Following the bridleway through Cragmire Plantation.

At Kitridding Tea Room photo one.

At Kitridding Tea Room photo two.

At Kitridding Tea Room photo three.

Heading down Chapel Lane from the Church at Mansergh.

Regrouping at end of Chapel Lane.

Heading through Kearstwick

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

Another good turn out of eight members considering the weather forecast  for the day at the start of the ride inside the Refreshment Room on Carnforth Railway Station which was surprise our former president Pat Lloyd who came to the start to see us off and it was nice to see her out on single bike again.

After usual chatting and eating in the cafe at the start most South Lakes Group rides, we headed out of Carnforth, crossing over the River Keer at Hagg Wood, then following the public byway into Warton. From Warton we followed the road down to Warton Cricket Club where we followed the permitted bridleway and then crossing over bit of tarmac another bridleway into Yealand Conyers. From Yealand Conyers it was more road work through Yealand Redmayne to our next track, the bridleway down to White Moss where we join the permitted bridleway which we across Thrang Moss. We where soon back on tarmac again and heading through Hale where we cross over the A6. Then we followed Pye’s Bridge Lane up to the B 6384, we did short section on the B 6384 to Elmsfield House and then headed along Elmsfield Lane into Farleton. In Farleton we headed through the village and then followed Puddlemere Lane up to Puddlemere where we followed the public byway down to Lupton Beck where Ed try to cross the beck via the ford and got two feet, the rest of us use the foot bridge to cross the beck. From Lupton Beck it was bit of climb up to the A65 which we did a little short section on before heading up Crabtree Lane and when the tarmac ran out we continue up the bridleway on to Scout Hill, we stop for some for lunch by the wall marking the boundary between moorland and field.

After lunch we continue along the bridleway which made for interesting riding as there was still snow on the ground, there usually alot good views of the Lakes from this track but we miss them due to the cloud but we made to the end of the track, then it was careful ride down to Tarnhouse Tarn due to the snow on the road, then we headed along Beck Lane to Kitridding Tea Room where they mange fit us all around a table for eight, where chocolate cake was favourite choice.

After our afternoon brew stop, from Kitridding we followed the B6254 down to Old Town, In Old Town we headed down the road to the church at Mansergh where we headed along Chapel Lane our last track of the day down to Mansergh Hall. From Mansergh Hall, we followed the lane up to Keartwick where we rejoin the B6254 which followed into Kirkby Lonsdale. In Kirkby Lonsdale we cossed over the A65 and headed through Low and High Biggins, then followed Saddler Nook Lane over to Burton-in-Kendal where Alistair left us to head for home.

The rest of us headed down the A6070 to Tewitfield then along Kellet Lane, at Pastordale rest of party followed the lanes  back to Carnforth and continue along Kellet Lane into Over Kellet, then headed back to Halton.  

You can click here to download the GPS route files of the route or click here to read Alistair report of the ride on Al’s Outdoor World or you can click here to see photos taken by Ian Wood on the ride. To find out where we going next checkout forthcoming events page and don’t forget to post comment on our forum or in our Photo Guest Book. Also checkout the What’s New Page to see what’s new on the site and you can also signup for site’s free weekly newsletter. You may find more photos taken on this ride by other members posted up on the South Lakes Flickr Group.

Click here to see the 19th February 2012 ride of the South Lakes Group to Shap or click here to check out other Rough-Stuff Fellowship photo galleries on the web.

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